Final league phase game will decide last place
- Gujarat Titans could rest a few players in dead rubber for them.
- RCB’s all-round strength puts them in prime position.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will know the exact equation needed to qualify after the afternoon game, but it would mean beating the strongest team in the season and by a required margin, which isn’t an easy feat. Royal Challengers Bangalore have odds of 1.85 to beat Gujarat Titans.
Gujarat, on the other hand, have nothing to play for but have the bowling attack to bury RCB’s chances in this final league phase game. Gujarat Titans have odds of 1.92 to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Head-to-head record, RCB v GT
The head-to-head record is one win each between these teams with both matches happening in 2022. They are yet to face each other in this season.
Dew will be a big factor at the Chinnaswamy stadium where sixes flood and the team winning the toss will want to bowl first.
Royal Challengers Bangalore need a win to qualify but are up against a great bowling attack that has little to lose. Gujarat Titans, meanwhile, will consider this a warm-up to the playoffs. They have a win probability of 55%.
The Chinnaswamy has an average score of 175 in night matches. But the team batting first will need a big total to defend and win here.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch at the venue is generally great for batting with plenty of runs there for the taking. The smaller boundaries mean that there’s a scope for lots of sixes.
Players to keep an eye on…
RCB Predicted playing XI:
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Michael Bracewell, Mahipal Lomror, Anuj Rawat, Wayne Parnell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj
GT Predicted playing XI:
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, Sai Sudarshan, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Dasun Shanaka, Mohammed Shami, Sai Kishore, Mohit Sharma
Virat Kohli: On a flat pitch at home and fresh off a terrific hundred, Kohli is a big danger for Gujarat, especially as he is good against Rashid Khan, their trump card.
Hardik Pandya: Hardik Pandya’s all-round role will be under scrutiny in this game ahead of the playoffs.
IPL 2023, Match 70 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Gujarat Titans will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
RCB v GT Betting tips
Apart from betting on Gujarat to win the match, check our other recommended bet about RCB’s best batter.
Virat Kohli is in good touch and on this fresh wicket against an attack he prefers, Kohli would thrive. Back Kohli at 3.90 to be Bangalore’s top batter!